Hollingbourne Meadows Trust
The Meadows Trust fights for the future of the countryside at Hollingbourne, planting, maintaining and preserving meadows, hedges and trees, encouraging the biodiversity of plants and animals, and making the whole of its land freely accessible for all to walk and enjoy.
The Meadows Trust fights for the future of the countryside at Hollingbourne
- We preserve and protect the land and its wildlife. We do not employ intensive farming methods. We encourage the spread of wildlife, maintaining areas of long grass and rough growth, and a variety of plant life.
- A substantial part of our annual resources is spent on maintenance of a network of cut grass pathways which criss-cross the meadows. These encourage people of all ages and levels of fitness to walk and enjoy the wildlife.
- We carry out regular planting, mainly of native species. During the three years 2012 to 2014 we have planted 700 trees and more than 1,400 hedging plants.
- The village of Hollingbourne lies next to the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Land that we can afford to buy is protected from development. Hollingbourne, which includes Junction 8 on the M20, is continually threatened with inappropriate developments which would be seriously detrimental to the AONB and to its setting.